10BaseT: The ethernet-over-twisted pair implementation defined by the
802.3: The Ethernet reference standard developed by the IEEE.
802.5: The Token Ring Network reference standard developed by the IEEE.
568-A: The EIA/TIA standard defining RJ-45 jack pin to wire attachment
for telecommunications wiring in commercial buildings.
ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act.
ANSI: American National Standards Institute.
AppleTalk: The relatively low-speed network defined by Apple Computer and
integral to its machines.
Balun (Balanced - Unbalanced): A device used to convert signaling between
balanced coax cable signaling and unbalanced twisted pair cable.
BIC: Building Industries Council.
Category: The five (5) divisions of performance specifications for the
EIA/TIA 568 standards, encompassing Category 1: POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service)
through Category 5: 100MBps CDDI (Copper Distributed Data Interface) and Category 5e:
up to 150 MBps - ATM (Asynchronous Transport Method).
CATV: Cable Television.
Digital Key Systems: A multi-line telephone system for office use which
uses multiple twisted pairs to control and transfer voice "paths" digitally from
a central processing unit.
EIA: Electronic Industries Association.
Ethernet: A local area network technology based on coaxial cable that
uses CSDMA/CS technology. Ethernets also run over twisted pair cable as defined by the
IEEE 10BaseT standard.
IBM Type-2: A cable specification defined by IBM Corporation which
contains both shielded and unshielded pairs in the same cable sheath.
IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
NEC: National Electric Code.
NEMA: National Electrical Manufacturer's Association.
SNA (Systems Network Architecture): The name applied to an architecture
and a class of network products offered by IBM Corporation.
TIA: Telephone Industries Association.
USOC: Universal Standards Ordering Code.